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Greater purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Greater purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Greater purpose in life may help stave off the harmful effects of plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
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Alzheimer’s drug fails to reduce significant agitation

Alzheimer’s drug fails to reduce significant agitation | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A drug prescribed for Alzheimer's disease does not ease clinically significant agitation in patients, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the U.K., U.S. and Norway.
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Alzheimer’s plaques disrupt brain networks

Alzheimer’s plaques disrupt brain networks | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientist studying the way Alzheimer's takes root in the brain have identified important new similarities between a mouse model and human Alzheimer's.
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Cholesterol drug shows benefit in animal study of Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol drug shows benefit in animal study of Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A cholesterol drug commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk restores blood vessel function in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
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A new test might facilitate diagnosis and drug development for Alzheimer's disease

A new test might facilitate diagnosis and drug development for Alzheimer's disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a new method for measurement of aggregated beta-amyloid – a protein complex believed to cause major nerve cell damage and dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease.
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How anesthetic isoflurane induces Alzheimer's-like changes in mammalian brains

How anesthetic isoflurane induces Alzheimer's-like changes in mammalian brains | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The association of the inhaled anesthetic isoflurane with Alzheimer's-disease-like changes in mammalian brains may by caused by the drug's effects on mitochondria, the structures in which most cellular energy is produced.
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Revised criteria could reclassify many with mild Alzheimer dementia

Revised criteria could reclassify many with mild Alzheimer dementia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Many patients currently diagnosed with very mild or mild Alzheimer disease dementia could potentially be reclassified as having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) under revised criteria for that condition.
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Study suggests association between cognitive activity and brain protein related to Alzheimer’s disease

Study suggests association between cognitive activity and brain protein related to Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Individuals who keep their brains active throughout life with cognitively stimulating activities such as reading, writing and playing games appear to have reduced levels of the β-amyloid protein, which is the major part of the amyloid plaque in Alzheimer diseas

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A “New View” of How the Brain Functions May Lead to Treatments for Alzheimer’s

A “New View” of How the Brain Functions May Lead to Treatments for Alzheimer’s | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

"Glia cells, named for the Greek word for “glue,” hold the brain’s neurons together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviors, but scientists have long puzzled over their prominence in the activities of the brain dedicated to learning and memory. Now Tel Aviv University researchers say that glia cells are central to the brain’s plasticity — how the brain adapts, learns, and stores information."


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New MRI technique to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease | PsyPost

New MRI technique to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

On the quest for safe, reliable and accessible tools to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a new way of diagnosing and tracking Alzheimer's disease

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Deep brain stimulation may hold promise for mild Alzheimer's disease

Deep brain stimulation may hold promise for mild Alzheimer's disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A study on a handful of people with suspected mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) suggests that a device that sends continuous electrical impulses to specific “memory” regions of the brain appears to increase neuronal activity.
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Two Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins Linked To Alzheimer's Disease In Seemingly Healthy Patients

Two Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins Linked To Alzheimer's Disease In Seemingly Healthy Patients | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A study published in Archives of Neurology demonstrated that the connection between two cerebrospinal fluid proteins that are linked to Alzheimer's disease in clinically and cognitively normal older patients shows that amyloid-β (Aβ)-associated clinical decline was linked to the presence of higher phospho-tau (p-tau)

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The Power of Music to Unlock Memories

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Alive Inside investigates these questions and the power music has to awaken deeply locked memories. The film follows Dan Cohen, a social worker, who decides on a whim to bring iPods to a nursing home.

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Finding reason in delusion

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Dementia — an acute loss of cognitive ability — can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation.
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Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients

Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Researchers have suggested that antioxidants might help thwart Alzheimer's disease, but a new study finds that a "cocktail" of vitamins E, vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid has no effect on certain indicators of the brain disorder.

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Reversing Alzheimer's gene 'blockade' can restore memory, other cognitive functions

Reversing Alzheimer's gene 'blockade' can restore memory, other cognitive functions | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have shown that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories.
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How to tell apart the forgetful from those at risk of Alzheimer’s disease

How to tell apart the forgetful from those at risk of Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to distinguish between people with normal age-associated memory loss and those with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI).
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Could Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test?

Could Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Spanish researchers, led by Pedro Carmona from the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia in Madrid, have uncovered a new promising way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease more accurately.
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Brain size may predict risk for early Alzheimer’s disease

Brain size may predict risk for early Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research suggests that, in people who don't currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain's cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer's disease.
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